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59 Thomson Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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lutherdn
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed June 2013
Departed North Shields on 22 June for a 7 days cruise to Fjords & Glaciers on the Thomson Spirit. One of the reasons we picked this cruise was that it departed from our local area so we could reach the port in about 20 minutes. ... Read more
cosmoose
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
Family of four (2 adults & 2 teenagers) first cruise ever which we chose for the itinerary which was fabulous. Embarkation speedy and stress free, First impressions of ship were good as did not know what to expect. Cabin for 4 was ... Read more
Suzywac
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Good points, great itinerary, fantastic staff, good entertainment and lectures, good storage space in cabin. Bad points, definitely only a 2 * ship, nowhere near “Hotel Inspector” standards: Towels were badly frayed - this ... Read more
Sandest
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
My wife and I, plus two friends have had a wonderful cruise on the Thomson Spirit. We sailed out of Newcastle on the Fjords & Glaciers cruise. This was the first time we have we have sailed with Thomson and hopefully it will not be ... Read more
BEX994
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked our 13 night cruise in a Thomson store after considering several cruise companies offering Baltic itineraries. We chose the Baltic Highlights cruise, as it had fewer days at sea than other companies and left from the U.K. After ... Read more
helcruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
EmbarkcationArrives at Newcastle after a 31/2 hour drive this was extremely easy and quick no hanging about and we were on the ship very quickly. First impressions that the ship was extremely small especially as the ferry that was parked ... Read more
Geezabrekannat
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
We chose this ship following the reviews as this was our first cruise (the wife does not really like sailing but willing to try) & this being the most convenient way to see the area's listed at the time we were looking. Thomson Spirit ... Read more
gzerovti
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
After enjoying a great cruise on Thomson Spirit last year to the Baltic, my wife and I were attracted to this cruise to Norway primarily because it sails from Newcastle so there would be no flying, and it was a new country for us to ... Read more
Lone Starr
Member Since 2013
1 review
46 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my first post on your forum, so hopefully it's interesting enough for all of you that have already experienced cruise holidays. We'd not really considered that cruise holidays were for us, and I was actually looking online at ... Read more
Darceysgran
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2012
Sitting at home reflecting on a wonderful last minute late summer cruise to the Norwegian Fjords on board Thomson Spirit. We embarked at Harwich, no problems at all. Settled in cabin and feeling relaxed by 1pm. From the time we arrived on ... Read more
aliciamn
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from a Fjords 6 night cruise with the Spirit, having cruised with Ocean Village, NCL and Princess previously, we boarded the ship at Harwich, if you have boarded at Southampton you will find Harwich less impressive as ... Read more
warfran
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2012
We set off from merseyside at 5 o'clock on the Tuesday morning arriving at 1.o'clock at harwich to meet our ship the spirit . The journey down was long but very comfortable with ledger coaches. on arrival we were given labels to put ... Read more
gunn3rs3
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
391 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2012
Going from Harwich was a delight only 75 minutes from home,no airport to deal with,especially as my Wife has to use a wheelchair,we were on board just 60 minutes after arriving [1115].As we have previously cruised on Spirit including last ... Read more
Suomi Star
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After a smooth and quick embarkation and lifeboat drill we were informed by the captain that we would unfortunately have to sail 24hrs late due to bad weather so we would miss the Faroe Isles. Since we had an extra day in Newcastle shuttle ... Read more
Juebo
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
Been back Three weeks, from our three week holiday in the Baltic and the Norwegian Fjords. Had a fantastic time, this was our fifth cruise with Thomson, our first on Spirit. We knew what to expect as we had cruised on the Thomson ... Read more
Helpful? Thank Juebo
Grizzlyeric
Member Since 2008
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A really brilliant holiday. Any quibbles are minor, and I must again highlight the outstanding levels of service, in bars, restaurants and housekeeping that Thomson ships mangage to attain. We went to 3 ports in Iceland and 2 in ... Read more
Welshgirl1962
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
Sailing from Newcastle meant that I left home at 12.30 as we were in our cabin by 12.50. The process of registering and going through customs, was so efficient, and a wonderful start to the cruise. The cabin lived up to our expectations, ... Read more
ormy
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
240 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
This was our second cruise with Thomson - both on the Spirit. Having read many reviews and comments about Thomson I think I am in a position to give a true opinion. Vibrations - yes there is some vibration, but this in no way ... Read more
Helpful? Thank ormy
don26
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
257 forum posts
0 helpful votes
What should have been a wonderful cruise experience was spoiled for us by the Bad Vibrations on Thomson Spirit. It seemed everywhere you went on the ship, you couldn't escape the interminable vibrations that seeped through your whole body ... Read more
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Akula III
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
For a first time cruiser the Thomson Spirit was a nice introduction to small ship cruising. Although not at all fancy or grand she was kept tidy and polished by a crew who had taken the 'FISH' concept on board. The cabins were ... Read more
len c
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as it was going from the Tyne again.we had been on this ship and done the same itinerary a few years ago but as we had liked the first one so much decided to go again. Embarkation was easy and seemed much improved ... Read more
Helpful? Thank len c
foster
Member Since 2001
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
What a great time on board Thomson Spirit,The ship has improved having been on this ship 3 times,the food was great in both the lido and compass restaurants,and the staff very friendly,the food was 5star.Cabins very clean but in need of ... Read more
Karen Porrett
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from our cruise on board the Thomson Spirit Land of the Vikings cruise from Newcastle and we have had a wonderful time. We have cruised previously with Princess and P&O and this was our first time with Thomson. I was ... Read more
David and Fiona Cheyne
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
"Cities of the Baltic" cruise - 13 nights departing 29 May 2012 from Newcastle. OK, Thomson Spirit is nearly thirty years old, and Newcastle, while a regular departure point for ferries across the North Sea, is not visited by many ... Read more
sea anchor
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Baltic Cruise to St Petersburgh Embark 10/05/12 Disembark 22/05/12 Arrived at Newcastle dock in own car, in the (pouring rain) Port staff directed us to building to unload our suit cases. Drove back to the car park, then on to a ... Read more

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